Charles Hajdamach is one of the top authorities
on glass in the country. He has lectured in America, Canada,
South Africa and Ireland and has written extensively on the
subject from antique to contemporary studio glass.
For 23 years
he was the Director of Broadfield House Glass Museum in
Kingswinford, which he established in 1980, and which quickly
of the top glass museums in the world. During that time
he increased the collections to over 17,000 pieces. In 2000
commissioned twelve of the country's top glass artists
to create unique pieces for the Dudley Millennium Commission.
In 1991 he published ‘British Glass 1800-1914' which
remains the standard work on the subject. In 2000 he was
elected a Fellow of the Society of Glass Technology. In
2003 he took
early retirement to concentrate on his lecturing and writing.
His second book, '20th Century British Glass, is planned
for publication in 2008.
From his central location in the Stourbridge glassmaking district
in the West Midlands, Charles is able to offer his lectures
to societies throughout the country.
Lectures can also be customized to suit particular interests;
complete study day packages are also available. For some
lectures it is also possible to build in an identification
society member's who bring items of glass as part of the
Please phone or contact for details of lecture fees.
Charles also offers a freelance glass consultancy service
to individuals, glass companies, museums, auction houses, and
university and college glass departments ranging from historical
research and identification of glass to assistance with cataloguing